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Construction inspections

Construction and repair projects in Philadelphia need to be inspected for safety.

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Construction inspections

The Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I):

  • Inspects permitted construction for compliance with the applicable codes.
  • Checks that the work being done matches what is authorized by the permit.

Contractors are responsible for scheduling L&I inspections at key points during the construction project. These inspections are needed for work to continue.

L&I building inspectors also respond to public complaints about construction projects. If the construction does not meet safety standards, L&I inspectors can issue Notices of Violation tickets (Code Violation Notices) and, if necessary, Stop Work Orders to halt construction until violations are fixed.

Request an inspection

You must request inspections over the phone or through eCLIPSE. Inspectors will not put in inspection requests.

For help with requesting inspections through eCLIPSE, see L&I’s eCLIPSE FAQs.

To request an inspection over the phone, call (215) 255-4040. You will need your 2-letter, 10-digit Permit Number located at the top of your permit certificate. You can also use the line to cancel, reschedule, check inspection results, and access plan review.

Review the IVR information sheet for step-by-step instructions.

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